01 September 2013Federal Law No. 196-FZ of 23 July 2013 came into effect on 1 September 2013. The law introduces amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offences and also to Article 28 of the Federal Law on Road Traffic Safety. The new law increases the minimum fine for road traffic offences to 500 rubles (about 15 US dollars). It also introduces tougher penalties for repeated violation of certain traffic regulations, notably, for speeding and for failing to stop at a red light. As leading causes of fatal road accidents, these are among the most serious road traffic offences. “For our part, of course we welcome the increase...
08 February 2013On 7 February the State Duma held a meeting of the Expert Council automotive community for public associations and religious organizations where NGO "Road Safety Russia", Non-Commercial partnership "Guild of driving schools," Non-Commercial partnership "Autolady", Interregional Trade Union "Taxi Driver," Center of expertise "Probok.net" and other organizations and associations were involved. During the discussion, the participants shared their views and suggestions on the situation on the Russian roads. In particular, Vadim Melnikov, General Director of the NGO "Road Safety Russia" proposed to regard the problem of alcohol-impaired driving...